Antony Gormley sculpture ‘too male’ for college, students say

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“Alert” is a six-metre stack of steel blocks depicting a person squatting, and is due to be installed at Imperial College, London. But a student union motion says it may hurt the college’s reputation because of its “obvious” three-metre phallus.

The work was donated by ex-student Brahmal Vasudevan, founder of private equity firm Creador, who says the work is “world class” and “iconic”.

Gormley’s Angel at Gateshead is considered one of the UK’s greatest sculptures.

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